Kidepo Extension – 9 Day Tour

Itinerary

9 Days 8 Nights

Day 1: The wonderful Lake Bunyonyi

Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale. Lunch break then take on afternoon boat ride to some of the islands on the lake. Dinner and overnight at Crate Bay Lodge.

Day 2: Transfer to Ishasha

Have breakfast and later, drive to Ishasha through the beautiful terrain of the rolling hills of Kabale, with terraced landscape. Dinner and overnight at @the river lodge

Day 3: Tree climbing lions of Ishasha

Embark on an early morning game drive, in search for the typical tree climbing lions, a population which is only found in this part of the country. It is impressive to see the animals while they are resting lying on top of the fig’s trees. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Thereafter drive to Queen Elizabeth national park, have lunch and later board the boat cruise for the best navigation of the Kazinga Channel, a good experience for birders, as you will see many water birds, cormorants, pelicans, eagles, as well as crocodiles, hippos, elephants, late, go to lake Katwe to observe the beautiful salt mines. Dinner and overnight at Mweya Hostel

Day 4: Chimpanzees trekking in Kibale National Park

In the morning drive to Kibale National Park for an afternoon chimpanzee and primate trekking in the forest. Here is found one of the largest populations of chimpanzees in Uganda. Thereafter return to Fort portal for dinner and overnight, at Ataco country resort.

Day 5: Lake Mburo National park

Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park, the smallest in Uganda in size. Take a game drive in search for the beautiful impalas, zebras, cape buffalos, elands, oribi and topi. Along with the game drive, many visitors also enjoy a boat trip on Lake Mburo. The park is a very good opportunity for bird watchers, who will enjoy more than 250 species of birds found here, including Papyrus gonoleks, Brown-faced lapwings, Carruther’s cisticolas. Later drive to kampala for dinner and overnight at Rwizi

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Day 6: To Moroto via Mbale- Soroti

Early morning breakfast, we set off for Moroto through Mbale and Soroti on a good tarmac road. A long the way, we shall have short stop over in towns like Jinja and Mbale. Dinner and overnight in Soroti.

Day 7: Soroti to Moroto

Early morning breakfast, we shall have a short tour of the town and study the manner of life of the Itesots, view the Soroti Rock, a volcanic plug resembling the Tororo Rock and the town’s architecture which reflects its multi-cultural history. Central Soroti has a market place where the creativity of the local community at refashioning scrap metal to make cooking pots and other house hold items from the remains of cars and metal drum is incredible. We shall then drive to Moroto where we shall spend the night.

Day 8: Karamoja cultural tour

After breakfast we shall go for an early morning drive, we shall learn more about the karamojong culture that is the dressing, marriage, their nomadic way of life, their social lifestyle and generally their way of life, this could take us half the day seeing as some of the karamajongs are still hostile. We shall also see an ostrich in its habitat and other animals which are rare in the National Parks. We shall continue to Matheniko Bokora Wild reserve while there, we shall learn more about the Karamajongs, their social life, political and economic lifestyles and later pass the night.

Day 9: Return to Kampala

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